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The clarion : the Brevard College weekly. online resource (None) 1935-current, September 27, 1963, Image 1

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“OF ALL THE LL^S IN the world, sometimes The Clarion THE WORST ARE YOUR OWN FEARS.” VOLUME XXXI BREVARD COLLEGE, BREVARD, N. C., SEPTEMBER 27, 1963 NUMBER 1 New Faculty Members Join College Community Trustees To Visit College Brevard College is very for tunate in having one of the larg est Boards of Trustees to be found anywhere. It is compos ed of business and professional men of unusual stature. With one excepton, that of Dr. Henry Sprinkle, Editor of the World Outlook Magazine, New York, all the trustees live in North Caro lina. The executive Committee of the Board will meet during the evening of October 10, and the members of this committee will be joined by the other members of the Board for the regular fall meeting on Friday, October 11. Many important items of bus iness will be considered at this meeting: the naming of the new administration building that is scheduled to be built during 1963 - 64, the approval of the annual budget, reviewing the ed ucational, business, religious and social aspects of the college pro gram. It is expected that several plans for the improvement of the physical property of the college as well as the education al program will be completed —Turn to Page Four MISS LAKE ALLEN MRS. RUTH ALEXANDER MISS KATHERINE GILES Dixon Heads Library Staff Mr. Joseph M. Dixon, formerly of Waynesville, is the new col lege Librarian. Prior to coming to Brevard, he was head librar ian of the Haywood County Pub lic Library in Waynesville. A native of Greensboro, Mr. pixon received his B.S. degree in Library Science at Appala chian State Teachers College and has completed work on his Master’s degree at the Univer sity of North Carolina. Mr. Dixon, his wife, and two small daughters joined the col lege community late in August. College Conducts "Self-Study” The Board of Trustees and the faculty of Brevard College are currently engaged in an in stitutional research program for the purpose of evaluating every phase of the college operation. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Col leges and Secondary Schools, accrediting agency, to which Brevard College belongs, re quires that all member institu tions make such a study every ten years. On completion of the study, a report will be made next Octob er to a visitation committee, from out of state, appointed by the Association. Serving on the committee will be administra tive officers and teachers from member colleges. This type of institutional re search program is designed to help colleges and universities re assess their objectives, measure success in attaining them, ex plore ways and means by which educational efficiency may be improved and prepare for the ever-increasing demands upon institutions of higher learning. The content of the study will include an examination and an evaluation of the purpose of the college, financial resources, or ganization, educational program, the library, the faculty, student personnel, physical plant, and special activities. As conceived by the Commis- —Turn to Page Three Brevard Little Theatre To Open Season With Hootenanny Plus The Brevard Little Theatre, with its president, Mrs. C. C. Johnson; chairman, Mrs. Julius Sader; and publicity director, Mr. Edward W. Freeman, an nounces that the theatre will be presenting a two-hour program Friday night which is entitled Miss Allen Is Nurse Students Represent Eighteen States Brevard College has begun an other fall semester in the beau tiful Blue Ridge Mountains with a total of 396 students. As in years past, the majority are from North Carolina but 17 other states are represented. There are 213 North Carolinians on campus from 44 different counties. The other states represented are Alabama, Connecticut, Del aware, District of Columbia, Flor ida Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Caro lina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The out-of-state students total 178. In addition there are five Cuban students The number of women and men students is about the same. There are only four more wom en than men. But the majority of the student body is made up of new students. “Hootenanny Plus”. Featured will be Miss Margaret Fletcher, sister of Miss America of 1962 who will display her dancing tal ent. Also on the program will be a trio from Brevard College Dean Jevons, Ron Smith, and Kirk Floyd. In store for the public will be several dances, group singing, and ballads sung by Miss Moser, who teaches mus ic at the college. This is one of the many programs the Little Theatre will be presenting this year to entertain the public. Everyone is invited to come out —Turn to Page Four Brevard college has added a number of new faculty members for the 1963-64 term. The new college nurse is Miss Lake Allen. She attended Elon College and graduated from Saint Leo’s Hos pital School of Nursing in Greensboro. Miss Allen holds a degree in Public Health Nursing from the University of North Carolina, and has done graduate work at the University of Penn sylvania and at Guilford College. Mrs. W. N. Alexander former ly from Lynn, Massachusetts, teaches biology. She received both the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Western Carolina College. Miss Katherine W. Giles teach es women’s physical education. She received her A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina. Miss Giles held a grad uate fellowship at Appalachian State Teachers College where she received her M.A. degree. She lived in Forest City before coming to Brevard. A native of Alabama, Mr. Lar ry Whatley has joined the music faculty to teach piano, brass, and —^Turn to Page Three Rising Selected The 1963 Homecoming Queen and her attendants have been se lected by the student body of Brevard College. Sue Rising from Bronxville, Nev/ York will be Queen, and Vicky Roveano of Waynesville will be the Soph^ more Attendant. Rosemary Webb from Simpsonville, South Caro lina, will be the freshman at tendant. S.G.A. ANNOUNCEMENT Any campus organization desiring to plan some activ ity should present a form signed by its faculty sponsor to the Dean’s office at least ten days prior to the activity, to insure being able to carry out the event, ^y contro versial social activity will be discussed by the faculty and student social committees. The final word on any activ ity will rest with these two groups. We would like to express appreciation to the churches who planned and prepared an evening meal and program for students Sunday, Septem ber 15. Those participating include the Brevard Method ist, First Baptist, and the Presbyterian. We enjoyed it very much. Mr. Adams Returns Found New York "Fun" By ROBIN LYNN MAY Two weeks ago, at the formal convocation held for the purpose of introducing the college fac ulty, Dean Bennett named Mr. Nelson Falls Adams, a music teacher, among this year’s new members. Mr. Adams, however, is not a complete stranger to Brevard. He was a member of the college teaching staff for seven years before taking a one- year leave of absence in order to study at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. At the School of Sacred Music there, his main field of study was musicology—or music his tory—a course he now teaches as music appreciation. In addi tion to studies for his degree in music history, he studied or gan, composition, and choral and orchestral conducting. “It was really fun in New York,” he remarked. “One dif ficulty with Brevard is that it is too isolated; it is far away from concerts and recitals. While I was in New York, I was able to attend many things of that sort that I had not enjoyed since the last time I was there.” That last time was in 1954, when he attended Union Theo logical Seminary to obtain a de gree in sacred music. He had already completed undergradu ate studies in music theory and composition at Duke University; he had also received a degree in religious education from the —^Turn to Page Three

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